(I got that name off your website - Tom Bagelhole - that's very unusual. I see
you are Bagelhole1 How many Bagelholes are there? Is the a Mrs. Bagelhole and
any little Bagelholes)?
About exporting organic products to Mexico - I believe the lady was taking about
certified organic products. I agree with you that Patzcuaro might not be the
best place to start. What your friend is doing sounds very positive, but at
this point in time my own work is a little more institutional that it once was,
when I lived in places a lot farther off the beaten path than Cd. Guzman or Lake
Patzcuaro or even the Papaloapan basin, where we're working with pineapple and
banana growers at present.
I like your website, partiicularly your "sustaining creationZ". And thanks for
> > You're very kind. If I were going to try to build an organic market
> > in Mexico, I would start with local producers of fresh produce and
> > move on from there.
> You would have to organize, educate and provide support for them, if you
> expect them to get involved. (CeDeCoR does that).
> > Once there is a market for fresh produce and
> > organic products that could be easily processed there (like juice
> > concentrate, canned tomatoes, cheese, etc.) then I would look for
> > international suppliers of the other stuff (or they would probably
> > come knocking on the door around then anyway). There may be some of
> > this going on already.
> First of all, I have a friend, a gringo, who grows and sells organic produce
> in Patscuaro, Mexico in Michoagan. Many of the small farmers grow
> organically, though not all of them. Just because, chemicals are not really
> necessary. He harvests them each week and takes them into the market, takes
> it out of his trucks and sells them to whoever is walking by. Many of the
> lovely older Indian women were attracted to his beautiful produce and bought
> Mexico is so poor, you wouldn't want to think of exporting organics into
> Mexico, that would be too unrealistic. But you can help the small farmer who
> is slowly getting crushed by the advent of agribusiness, with organic seeds.
> Sometimes just pipe for watering would help a lot.
> Kind regards,
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